I was visiting the Marble Temple also called Benjamapopithr, in Bangkok. This was my third visit to this beautiful monument, and I was aware that monks were living in a compound right next to the temple. So after taking a few shots in the temple I went again to this favorite place, and found monks sitting or chatting together. At one moment I directed my camera towards their hands which stood nicely among this symphony of bright orange tones.
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Miks (1717) 2006-02-03 4:02
Very original idea to isolate the hands against the orange robes. The result is an almost abstract image. But someone who has been on TE as long as me, immediately associates with buddist monks. Good job on exposure and DOFas well.
RGatward (20086) 2006-02-03 4:06
LOvely monochromatic orange here, even the hands being a similar tone. Good crop and framing for it.
KevRyan (22956) 2006-02-03 4:09
A lovely close up shot Izzet - so expressive - 'as ymphony of bright orange tones' is a perfect way of describing what we see! Excellent!
best wishes Kev
Aido (317) 2006-02-03 4:09
Great composition, unusual but it works very well. Nice colours and detail. Well thought out and captured.
mareseye (1209) 2006-02-03 4:10
Beautiful image in orange, with these so expressive hands. Nice pov, well framed and composed. I like it very much.
lestans (17162) 2006-02-03 4:18
Great composition of color, and the hands are so nice. Very good idea to cut everything else! TFS, Izzet! Very clever. Ciao! Livia
eco (112) 2006-02-03 4:29
fantastic colors and perfect crops,
very nice frame
fantastic composition, brawo, I like this photo
best regards, rafal
bantonbuju (51815) 2006-02-03 4:54
excellent work, i love this simplicity of the composition, simplicity yet very effective with beautiful colours;
excellent quality of the image;
best wishes, jerzy
greg (2835) 2006-02-03 5:14
I've been developing a phobia of orange monk-photographs on TE in recent months, but I must admit I like this one very much for the clasped hands.
Also, it gives me an idea for something to post...
alekpet (4663) 2006-02-03 6:00
Fantastic closeup, amasing digital sharpness, comparable to the classic film camera. Colours, vibrant as usual, still so much detail visible in the uniform orange clothing. Different shades of the same colour bring up really good definition which leads us to those calm hands. I've never seen such a clear digital shot and I am not exaterating. I have nothing more to add.
alper_ayhan (581) 2006-02-03 6:09
Interesting framing. Very well seen and captured.
The title is also impressive.
Thanks for sharing.
faubry (35447) 2006-02-03 6:10
hello Izzet, very good shot, beautiful color! i like these hands at the first plan
thebecky (688) 2006-02-03 6:20
This is great, I love the compo and the effect you have achieved. And so clear even down to the embroidered details on the robe.
Furachan (0) 2006-02-03 6:56
Ca c'est splendide, Izzet. Pas de tetes, que ces tres belles mains et cestossus, deux teintes d'orange. Presque abstrait, vraiment fantastique.
Du tres beau travail.
tjanze (5674) 2006-02-03 7:17
Almost everything orange,but photo tells a lot.Bravo!
Very good idea and composititon.The frame is original too. Greetings Vlado
pmthanh (676) 2006-02-03 8:16
Great composition and POW, the colour very nice. Thanks for sharing.
everlasting (15190) 2006-02-03 8:18
Why is it that the poise of the hands say so much about the person. Captured here beautifully amongst the orange robes.
jasmis (57982) 2006-02-03 10:55
Excellent and creative photo. Superb colours and composition. Impressive. Regards, Izzet.
nwoehnl (122) 2006-02-03 12:34
A beautiful and delicate study, Izzet. The orange tones in the clothing establish a soothing mood, and I like how just showing the hands stimulates the viewer's imagination, e.g. the guy at the left seems to be the older one. I'm not sure the orange frame is the very best choice (as there is already so much orange in the photo), perhaps a simple black or white border would be a little better but it's just my personal taste.
dolin (15619) 2006-02-03 14:55
Un cadrage très original...excellent.
J'aime beaucoup comme ce orange rempli l'image et les détails dans les plis.
Et puis juste ces mains qui dépassent.
...vraiment bien pensé
hackman (151) 2006-02-03 17:35
excellent moment !! silence and orange, two words or one ?
bip-bip (1837) 2006-02-04 13:56
Un très beau cadrage avec beaucoup d'élégance et de délicatesse
La texture et le drapé sont superbes dans une belle harmonie des teintes
AnimeshRay (9089) 2006-02-04 21:17
Excellent study. The rough hands are contrasted well with the serene robes.
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-02-06 15:59
Çok orijinal bir kesim ile etkileyici bir el kompozisyonu. Turuncu nefis tabiki...Elinize sağlık
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-02-06 21:18
great title to go with this picture, I like the colour and the patterns of their roes here, very peaceful shot, well done
riclopes (35577) 2006-02-07 5:22
Merhaba my friend Izzet,
Superb original composition, focusing to the detail of the hands of the monks, a very important meaning and one of the most expressive parts of our body. I love the orange atmosphere. Congratulations for another excellent and impressive work!
lewiz (1297) 2006-02-08 8:05
This is a really beautiful shot. The idea here is great -- I agree that a monk's hands seem to define a lot about them. The focus is brilliant, DoF good and simple colours also contribute.
Or_Han (815) 2006-02-09 5:12
izzet bey, gözlerinize sağlık. bir detayı daha çok güzel yakalamışsınız. tebrikler.
Didi (60588) 2006-05-20 13:24
Je constate une géniale composition presque monochrome.
J'apprécie la netteté impéccable qui guide le regard sur les main et la répartition de la lumière diffuse sur les tissus.
lasscor (7640) 2007-12-26 13:20
A second composition of you on the first page of TE gallery.
A wonderful close-up on the hands of this monk.
Great orange tones.
Morac (27723) 2009-02-07 12:22
Je découvre cette photo que je trouve sublime, et qui me parle beaucoup pour plein de raisons ....
eversmile (11636) 2009-02-07 16:06
That's a fabulous shot! The orange hues are sublime, and the tight frame is just perfect. The sharpness on hands is very good. Excellent composition! Regards.
Pathos (16) 2009-07-04 4:56
Merhaba Izzet Bey,
Fotografa soyleyecek soz yok, renkler ise adeta gokkusaginin "turuncu" ile yeniden cizilmesi gibi...
Sizi bu sitede bulmak bir yandan sevindirici, buyuk ustada ruhsuz kelimelerle de olsa ulasilabilmesi, sanatindan bir nebze feyzalinabilmesi acisindan. Ote yandan biraz uzucu, sizin bakisinizla dunyayi gorebilmemiz icin daha cok ugrasmamiz, cok firin ekmek yememiz gerektiginden...
ajayrawat (660) 2013-11-19 7:52
eye of a master photographer
- Copyright: izzet keribar (keribar) (43841)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-01-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D100, 24-120/3.5-5.6 D VR
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Thais Monks, Other Monks [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-03 3:59
- Favorites: 8 [view]